The Pope is accused of ‘betraying Jesus Christ’ over possible deal with China that will allow the Communist government to select bishops

Cardinal Zen

Cardinal Zen

China’s most senior Catholic has blasted the Pope for a potential rapprochement between the Vatican and Beijing comparing it to striking a deal with Adolf Hitler or Joseph Stalin.

Cardinal Joseph Zen, the former bishop of Hong Kong, said any agreement the church makes with China would be ‘betraying Jesus Christ’ amid a thaw in more than six decades of bitter relations.

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